Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I was just thinking last week that I hadn't had a cold in a LONG time, and then BAM, one of the kids brought home a cold that really knocked me down for a few days! Today's the first day I've really felt back up to speed (first night I've slept without NyQuil since Saturday). Ugh.
'Tis the season, though, y'all, so: MAMA SAYS WASH YOUR HANDS.
Anyway, I'm back to it today. I have errands to run at my lunch hour, but plan to get in some cardio, somehow, during the day. 10 minute bursts, probably.
I've also decided that my September needs to have a STRONG ABS focus. On my cardio days, I'm also going to do some abdominal workouts. (On strength days, I'll stick with arms/legs.)
Good plan? Good plan.
Friday, August 26, 2011
It's been very busy at work and after work this week, as mine and my kids' activities get going. I knew this was coming. SP success has slowed wayyy down, as in, I took 2 days off from working out, and I might have taken 2 full days off tracking food, too.
I will say that after years and years of tracking food in some way, shape or fashion (either here, or at SouthBeachDiet, or Livestrong, or FitDay.org - yes, i have used them all!) I am pretty darn sick of it.
But onward. I am really going to try hard to get a workout in today and tomorrow. I won't promise Sunday, but we'll say maybe. Sometimes it all just feels like a grind, you know?
Get up every day
Maybe I should take a tap dance class.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
My weekly weigh-in today had me UP, again, negating the wonderful success of last week.
No, wait, start over: My weekly weigh-in today was up slightly, but I know that
1) I had a pretty high sodium dinner last night, and
2) I have been working out much more consistently the last few weeks, so it's still okay. I'm still succeeding.
I'm not letting it get me down, I'm really not.
And water bottle, here I come.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You guys know I had to put away my a couple of weeks ago. I was getting obsessed with the number, which was a good deal higher than I wanted it to be, and not moving. But today is lucky Wednesday (well, it has sometimes been lucky for me), and I was dying of curiosity, so I weighed in. And I was DOWN, hooray hooray! Finally! Yippieeeee! 146 was my last weigh in that upset me so much. And I know there was probably water weight in there at that time, but today I got a 141.5!
My Non-Scale Victory, though, is almost more fun. Yesterday instead of the treadmill, I braved the heat outside on the walking trail behind my office. The humidity has dissipated around here for the last few days, so 80 dry degrees felt amazing in comparison to the steam-bath we've been living in. And I do love a good "nature walk."
The victory is this: There were 2 other people on the trail, and of the 3 of us, I WAS THE RUNNER! I have never been good at running, nor do I like it, but I pushed myself yesterday, doing 1-min, 2-min, and 3-min intervals with walking in between. I didn't even break my ankles! (There are a lot of roots on this trail and I do get nervous about twisting or tripping.) Anyway, I was so excited to imagine the other 2 people going back to their offices: "Was anyone else out there?" their co-workers would ask. "Yeah, one lady walking and one running." I WAS THE RUNNER!
My knees are a bit sore this morning and I know I need to get new shoes if I want to continue running (might be a great reward!), but I am so relieved to finally start seeing some changes.
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